They say you are what you eat. But what should you eat if you want to boost your memory and mind clarity? I am in the midst of my exams and I was curious about what food to eat to boost your brainpower. So all you who are studying for exams or just want to have a better memory, let me share with you 10 food that you can eat to boost your brainpower!
1. Wholegrain food
Wholegrain food such as cereal, wheatbran, wheatgerm and wholewheat pasta contains folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 and studies show an improvement in recalling information due to these vitamins.
Fish contains the essential omega-3 fatty acids which are high in DHA. These fatty acids are crucial to the health of our nervous system. Fish also contains iodine which is known to improve mental clarity. So load up on your salmon or take fish oil supplements!
A study shows that blueberry extract can improve short-term memory loss. Hence, I rushed to the nearest supermarket to buy my blueberries.
Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant, lycopene which could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells that occurs in the development of dementia.
Folic acid and vitamin B12 helps to prevent homocysteine from building in your body. People who have Alzheimer’s have a higher level of homocysteine. You can also take fortified cereals which is a great source of Vitamin B12 and contains complex carbohydrates which releases energy over long period and keep you more mentally alert throughout the day.
Blackcurrant has loads of vitamin C which provides us with the power to increase mental agility.
7. Pumpkin seeds
A handful of Pumpkin seeds get you your recommended daily amount of zinc which is vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills.
Broccoli is a great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower.
Sage has a long reputation for improving memory and you can add sage into your diet.
Nuts are a great source of vitamin E and a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent poor memory.
I know exams can be a killer but remember to get sufficient sleep. If you do not sleep well, all your efforts will go to waste as your brain cannot function well.
Rachie has been partying since before she was legal. At one point she must have been a permanent fixture at Phuture, Zouk with her regular visits three times a week. The resident party queen has since toned things down a notch and transitioned to a fitness lifestyle to be fit and fab. Rachie is an avid traveler who loves the rush of leaving on a jet plane. She has been to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, Australia and has her sights set on UK and USA in the years to come. She is now a proud momma of @littlepadthai.
She's also a believer of the Paleo Diet that has worked for her. Paleo workout and nom noms can be found at her Paleo blog www.paleobunny.com.